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FOX Delays 'Kitchen Nightmares' Return in Favor of 'X Factor' Encores

September 22, 2012 (3:51 am) GMT
The new season premiere of Gordon Ramsay's reality show, which was scheduled for September 28, is bumped to a later date to make room for reruns of the singing competition.

FOX postpones the return of "" to further boost "". One-hour encores of the singing competition's sophomore season will air on Friday at 8 P.M. for three consecutive weeks starting September 28, bumping three episodes of the show to a later date.

It's still unknown when the new season of "Kitchen Nightmares" will premiere. The network will air a telecast of baseball playoffs on October 19, and will premiere the second season of "" on October 26.

The second season of American "" debuted to 8.8 million audience, which was lower than its first season. It should be noted that the premiere episode was up against the third night of "", which gained 10.1 million viewers. The ratings, however, have been improving since then.

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